Md. should pass legislation to reject federal funds and stop participating in the federal Title X program entirely unless individuals who qualify for services under Title X have equal access to the same family planning services as do people with private insurance or Medicaid.
The Maryland House has given preliminary approval to a sweeping bill that would remove restrictions on when victims of child sexual abuse can file lawsuits. It also gives anyone who was previously unable to file a lawsuit because of the statute of limitations a two-year window to do so.
Baltimore lawmakers have voted down legislation that would have allowed city school police officers to carry guns while patrolling in schools. The city’s House delegation voted 10-5 against the bill — effectively killing it for this legislative session.
A Maryland Senate panel wants to cut $1 million from the state university system’s top office in the contentious aftermath of a football player’s death and a separate case involving the system’s chancellor.
Maryland could become the first state to stop participating in the federal Title X program due to a Trump administration rule that would prohibit family planning clinics funded by the program from making abortion referrals, under a measure headed to the state's House of Delegates.
Benjamin Wu, Maryland Dept. of Business and Economic Development deputy secretary, came to Carroll Community College Friday morning for a panel on business growth in the county. He and other state representatives fielded questions about minimum wage, work force housing and small business grants.
A little more than a month after a shooting inside a Baltimore high school, the city’s delegation to the House of Delegates considered a bill that would allow school police officers to carry guns while patrolling school buildings.
A bill that requires more of the Maryland’s energy to come from renewable sources is moving forward in the state Senate, after a failed attempt to defeat the bill in the House of Delegates. The Clean Energy Jobs Act was approved by the Senate Finance Committee on an 8-3 vote.
Maryland’s House of Delegates on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a $46.7 billion spending plan that boosts funding for the state’s public schools while cutting some of Gov. Larry Hogan’s favored proposals.
General Assembly leaders are expressing outrage and calling for reforms and an audit of the University of Maryland Medical System after The Baltimore Sun reported nine members of the system’s board — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have business deals with the hospital network.
The Maryland Senate has approved a bill gradually increasing the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, putting the measure one step closer to a possible showdown with Gov. Larry Hogan. The Republican governor has offered a counter-proposal of increasing the minimum wage to $12.10 by 2022,
The Maryland House of Delegates followed the state Senate in approving a bill undoing Gov. Larry's Hogan's order that the academic year at public schools begin after Labor Day. The chambers passed the legislation by margins large enough to override a veto, should Hogan exercise that power.
The number one industry in the state of Maryland is agriculture, but it doesn’t take long in Annapolis to see that it’s not celebrated by everyone. Many bills this legislative session seem to target our number one industry and enforce strict rules and regulations on Maryland farmers.
A review by The Baltimore Sun has found nine members of the University of Maryland Medical System’s Board of Directors — including Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh — have side deals with the hospital network that are each worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Maryland Senate has given preliminary approval to a bill that would allow Johns Hopkins University to create a private, armed police force. Opponents, who object to "privatizing policing," spent more than an hour trying in vain to modify the measure.
Marylanders who don't identify as either male or female will be able to choose a third designation, labeled "X," on their drivers' licenses starting in October under a bill the General Assembly has approved.
The issues are heating up this week in Annapolis as lawmakers scramble to finalize bills as the "Crossover" deadline nears. In this episode, the latest on the state's effort to repeal the Handgun Permit Review Board, the so-called "aid-in-dying" bill and more from Del. Eric Luedtke.
With approval from both General Assembly chambers, Maryland’s legislature has moved the state toward becoming the first in the U.S. to ban polystyrene foam food containers and cups. The ban would start in 2020.
The primary purpose of the plastic bag fee bill is not to increase revenue but change behavior, previously said Del. Terri Hill, a Democrat who filed the bill and represents portions of Howard and Baltimore counties in the General Assembly.
The Baltimore members of the Maryland House of Delegates have voted in favor of a bill that would permit Johns Hopkins University to have an armed police force. The delegation voted after U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings told the panel he was "begging" them to do something about city violence.
A sweeping package of bills being considered by the General Assembly would change how child support payments are determined by Maryland courts. The legislation would affect “hundreds of thousands” of people who depend on the child support system when parents split up.
Maryland lawmakers are considering abolishing the state's Handgun Permit Review Board over concerns it has been too liberal in granting carry permits to gun owners. The Senate last month refused to confirm the appointment of three board members, as it evaluates the board's future.
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to back up the claims of Maryland residents who believe the state’s 6th Congressional District was unconstitutionally gerrymandered.